From the editor's desk
Passion. It is a word with a definition that is as fleeting and elusive as the feelings it evokes. I’m not talking about the passion between two souls, who yearn for one another. Instead, I’m speaking of the emotional, psychological, physical and spiritual feelings one has for the things they do — their calling in life, so to speak. Passion is a difficult word to describe, but last Thursday, I saw 10 women who own plenty of passion. They are women who have made an incredible difference in the Illinois Valley. They are the inaugural group of our Women of Distinction.